Igor Siwanowicz believes that small insects are underrated. As a child he spent hours hunting for spiders and beetles with a microscope. Now as a scientist the world of tiny creatures fascinates him even more. View slideshow.
After playing around with a microphotography kit as a hobby, Igor has gone on to become an award-winning insect photographer bringing the world of creepy crawlies to life with brilliant use of close-up techniques.
This story was taken from the current edition of Earth Beat - Small things.
Igor Siwanowicz is the winner of the Olympus BioScapes competition. Link - for more photographs visit Blepharopsis - Igor's web gallery.